Peru asks to play against Ecuador with a full stadium

Peru asks to play against Ecuador with a full stadium

Several selected Peruvians asked the Government on social networks to allow a 100% capacity for the match on Tuesday, February 1 in Lima.

LIME. Several players from Peru team They asked this Saturday (January 29, 2022) through their social networks that the 100% capacity at the National Stadium in Lima for the match from playoffs of the World Cup in Qatar 2022 against Ecuador, which will be held next Tuesday, February 1.

“We hope that we can count on 100% of the capacity of the National Stadium this Tuesday, February 1, before Ecuador. The encouragement of the fans is essential for us”, reads the message shared on Instagram by some players from the ‘Blanquirroja’, including André Carrillo, Aldo Corzo and Miguel Trauco.

The footballers added that this is a “great opportunity to show that, as a society, we can comply with and respect health protocols to take care of each other.”

“We have three finals left in the playoffs and it is a great opportunity for all Peruvians to be united and fight together for qualification for the World Cup, “says the text.

This week, through a supreme decree, the Peruvian Government approved 50% of capacity for him match against Ecuador and thus gave in to allowing the public to return to the stadiums, after declaring the closure of these facilities to mitigate the third wave of COVID-19.

According to what was established by the Executive, some 20,000 spectators will be able to enter the stands of the National Stadium next Tuesday, since the maximum capacity is close to 50,000, and everyone must have the three doses of the vaccines against the COVID-19.

Initially, the Peru coach, the Argentine Ricardo Gareca, demanded that at least that match be played with the stadium at 70%, while the Ministry of Health’s proposal was to set a maximum of 30%, so they ended up agreeing the average term of 50%.

For its part, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) announced this Saturday the start of ticket sales for subscribers and the general public for date 16 of the qualifiers, which will be essential for the Gareca team.

The Peruvian team defeated Colombia on Friday in Barranquilla with a goal from midfielder Edison Flores, who scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute after a great assist from Christian Cueva.

With this result, those led by Gareca climbed to fourth place in the standings, with 20 units, which for now would give them a direct pass to the World Cup. The ‘coffee growers’, on the other hand, fell to sixth with 17 units. While Ecuador is third, with 24 points. EFE


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